In a striking monochromatic display, Spanish actress and style icon, Rossy de Palma, graces the cover of Madame Figaro’s June 30th, 2023 issue. A unique collaboration sees de Palma not only in front of the lens but behind it as well, sharing photographic duties with Amina Kadous.
On the cover, de Palma wears an Imane Ayissi raffia coat, Juana Martin hat, with stunning accents of Balmain rhinestone earrings and breastplate.
Rossy de Palma’s dynamic creativity extends beyond the cover, as she also directs the cover story, aided by Costanza Canali. Stylist Cécile Martin pieces together a stunning sartorial narrative featuring Dolce & Gabbana, Saargale, Callaghan Vintage, Wolford and Alaïa Vintage.
Hair styling magic was spun by Claudio Belizario, while make-up artist Megumi Itano, and manicurist Huberte Cesarion teamed up to perfect the iconic actress’ look.
With her striking features and a personality as vibrant as her roles, Rossy de Palma has carved a niche for herself in the world of cinema. Her journey began with Pedro Almodóvar’s “La Loi du désir” in 1986, and since then, she has graced the silver screen in seven of his films, including “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” and “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!“. Her unique charm has also caught the attention of other renowned directors like Robert Altman and Terry Gilliam. Gilliam, who directed her in “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote“, likens her to Charlie Chaplin, capable of conveying a wealth of emotions with a single, melancholic smile.
de Palma’s artistic pursuits are not confined to acting. She is a woman of many passions, a creative force that refuses to be contained. At 58, she approaches her roles in cinema with the same fervor as she does her plaster sculptures, which are displayed in art galleries. She started her career in a pop group in the 1980s and has since become an acclaimed performer on the grand opera stages. Her unique personality has captivated the world of pop music and fashion, with her work spanning songs, music videos, and fashion shows.
In her latest venture, de Palma collaborates with Christian Louboutin to create a collection titled “Flamencaba“. She also takes center stage in a carte blanche for Le Bon Marché titled “La Vie en Rossy“. For the 2023 Photo-Madame Figaro award at the Rencontres d’Arles, de Palma explores the art of self-portraiture, proving once again that she is a living spectacle.
In an interview with Madame Figaro, de Palma shares her philosophy on acting, “An actress must be a conductor of energy, a revealer. She must attract attention to a vision, carry a dream. Through my roles, I wanted to evoke social themes or convey a poetic message. Cinema is a lie to tell a truth“. She also speaks about her approach to beauty and aging, asserting that talent has no wrinkles and the key to everything is intelligence.